JUDr. Ludvík David, CSc.
Justice (since 7 August 2013)
JUDr. Ludvík David, CSc. was born in 1951. He studied at the Faculty of Law at J. E. Purkyně University in Brno. From his studies ending in 1974 until 1982 he was active in the academic sphere (as lecturer at the same faculty until 1979, and then as research assistant at the Institute of State and Law at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague). From 1982, he worked as a corporate lawyer. In the middle of 1985, he became a barrister, which he remained until 1993. In June of the same year, he was appointed a judge, and worked as a judge and Presiding Judge at the Municipal Court in Brno until 2000, and then at the Regional Court in Brno until 2002. In the same year, he was assigned to the Supreme Court in Brno where, after a one-year research fellowship, he became a judge in 2003 and Presiding Judge at the Civil Law and Commercial Division. He was also a member of the Records and Grand Panel of the same court. He lectures externally at the faculties of law at Masaryk University in Brno and Palacký University in Olomouc and abroad (the USA). He is the author and co-author of a number of book publications (commentaries on legal codes, overviews of the jurisdiction) and almost a hundred papers in specialist periodicals on topics in material and procedural civil law, labour law, restitution and legal philosophy. As a member of the Union of Czech Lawyers, he received the Antonín Randa Bronze Medal. He has never been a member of any political party. He was appointed Justice at the Constitutional Court by President Miloš Zeman on 7 August 2013.